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Celebrate Women's History Month, March 2021
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, this guide highlights the efforts of a diverse group of activists who worked tirelessly to secure the vote for all women in the United States. Yes, 2020 was the actual 100th anniversary but because of the pandemic, this important theme has been extended.
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress's National American Woman Suffrage Collection
And explore the resources below: here at the library and beyond!
Books and Ebooks
Jim Crow Capital by
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2018-11-19
" ... Here Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy tells the story of how African American women in D.C. transformed civil rights politics in their freedom struggles between 1920 and 1945. Even though no resident of the nation's capital could vote, black women seized on their conspicuous location to testify in Congress, lobby politicians, and stage protests to secure racial justice, both in Washington and across the nation. Women crafted a broad vision of citizenship rights that put economic justice, physical safety, and legal equality at the forefront of their political campaigns. Black women's civil rights tactics and victories in Washington, D.C., shaped the national postwar black freedom struggle in ways that still resonate today."
Suffrage Reconstructed by
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2015-11-06
" ... Suffrage Reconstructed offers a new interpretation of the Civil War–era remaking of American democracy, placing African American activists and women's rights advocates at the heart of nineteenth-century American conversations about public policy, civil rights, and the franchise."
Why They Marched by
Call Number: JK 1896 .W37 2019
Publication Date: 2019-05-06
"Looking beyond the national leadership of the suffrage movement, an acclaimed historian gives voice to the thousands of women from different backgrounds, races, and religions whose local passion and protest resounded throughout the land. ..."
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Additional Subject Headings to explore:
Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History
Women's History Month Calendar
Suffrage Movement Interactive
includes original photos
Voting Rights - Women of Color
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